The complete text of the 2009 International Fire Code® (IFC®) and in-depth commentaries that explore the Code’s real-world applications are the hallmarks of this powerful reference guide. The 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE COMMENTARY is part of the International Code Council’s one-of-a-kind Code Commentary series, exploring the full meaning and implications of the code by pairing it with valuable information about its real-world applications. It goes beyond the standard discussion of what the code states to delve into its safe and effective use, as well as the potential problems that can arise from not following it properly. Code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors, and firefighters alike are left with a resource that is highly effective in advancing the knowledge and use of the 2009 IFC®.
- Emphasizes the most critical and commonly used regulations through "General Comments" and "Purpose" sections that introduce each chapter and prepare students for the material they are about to cover.
- Cultivates learning and mastery of topics with a straightforward, easy-to-understand writing style and clear, logical organization of content.
- Promises the most accurate and up-to-date information with an author team that includes the International Code Council - the membership organization that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings.
- Expands coverage to include the historical and technical background of the code for a thorough explanation of the how’s and why’s of its regulations.